There has never been a dearth of scholarships. Even the most capitalistic of societies recognizes the role of education in its progress. And yet, the abundance of a thing isn’t always a positive. For the uninitiated, finding a scholarship that matches their credentials could be akin to finding a needle in, well, a stack of needles.
Each scholarship has its own criteria. Some are awarded based on need, while others purely on merit. For others yet, you must be a member of an organization, be studying a certain field, or fit whatever guidelines the group awarding the money decides upon.
There are scholarships intended for students living in a particular state or town, or even for being a left-hander, being tall, or a vegan!
As mentioned, scholarships come with eligibility criteria an applicant must pass before they’re considered for the award. Most of these criteria can be divided by common categories. You should, thus, focus your search for scholarships based on the categories you fall under. The most common categories you can define your search around are:
Now that you know what to search for, the next thing you need to know is where to search for these scholarships. A few good places to start for your search are listed below:
Once you’ve narrowed down your search to find eligible scholarships, you now need to determine which one’s are worth applying for – in terms of the efforts you need to put in versus the chances of winning the scholarship. You would do well to spread your eggs in as many baskets as possible. At the outset, it is advisable for you to create a scholarship calendar. Enter all the scholarship details you’ve narrowed down, including the award money and the deadline. If there are scholarships that are exclusionary, that is, if you can only apply to it if you haven’t applied to any other, choose the one with the highest award, or the one with the least additional requirements. By excluding scholarships that are not worth your effort or too tough to land for any reasons (short deadline, too many requirements), you can focus your energies for better results.
THE EASIER ALTERNATIVE
The easiest way by far, however, to find and apply to all scholarships matching your credentials is to register yourself at Buddy4Study and enter your personal and academic information. By becoming a member, you get access to all Indian and International scholarships for Indian students. Find the best-fit scholarship and apply for the right scholarships at the right time. We also help with all your queries, send regular updates through SMS and email, and provide expert support to help you through the application process.
So what are you waiting for? Register yourself today and find all scholarships matching your credentials in a jiffy!
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